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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 273–293.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Panksepp call our “affective consciousness,” a form of prereflective reception that arises from bodily experience. Focusing upon Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things , the article proposes a theoretical framework for interrogating the forms of priming, bias, and insight gained via these physical...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 331–351.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Jean-Pierre Sonnet God's enigmatic answer to Moses' question about his name— Ehyeh asher ehyeh , usually translated “I am who I am” (Exod. 3:14)—has provoked philological analysis for centuries, often coupled with high philosophical and theological reflection; yet little attention has been paid...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the philosophical “demotion of poetry”: a criticism of poets as motivated by the Eros of fame and of tragic poetry as at its best creating captivating images of gods and heroes which reflect their creators’ self-love and patriotic love of “one’s own,” as against any transpolitical truth. Part 4 then looks...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... by the resources of fantasy. Likewise with the shift from victim/victimizer relations as witnessed nowadays by a participant to their earliest precedents in the Abel/Cain affair and, more generally, to their sources in a God-created humankind. By this boldest departure, the target of attack itself ascends...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (1): 129–244.
Published: 01 March 2001
... extension, it typifies the shuttle among language, world, and perspective whereby we make sense of discourse, always with an eye to the best fit. As literary discourse enacts this universal quest at its most artful,pragmatics would be wise to abandon the strange gods inherited from logic and align...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 123–139.
Published: 01 March 2002
... on a functional approach to human beings (i.e.,“children are made to praise God who made them”). I argue that, to get an integrated account of the rhetorical appeal and the ideological potential of such a functional approach, we should inquire into the ways it mobilizes the contingencies of our evolved cognitive...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
... this question, I discuss the relation between the geometrical method of the Ethics and its content and goal. Arguing that the deductive structure of the Ethics mirrors the causal necessity by which all of nature follows from God, I conclude that Spinoza applies the geometrical method to ethics because nothing...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 303–336.
Published: 01 June 2007
... for a new way of life in a new community for the inner self who is truly seeking God. Thus, like Augustine before and Rousseau after him, Abelard writes about his own life with a philosophical aim: to display the nature of what it is to be human and to make claims about how human life ought to be lived...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
... transgression of classical genre definitions at work in Kierkegaard's writing. This, in turn, can be shown to relate to Kierkegaard's fundamental religious concerns and to reflect the carnivalesque destabilization of social, cultural, and artistic forms enacted in the paradoxical figure of the God-man...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 283–302.
Published: 01 June 2007
... dialogue, offers a robust response to perplexities of the sort that troubled Augustine. Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2007 Anselm 1979 Proslogion , translated by M. J. Charlesworth (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press). Augustine 1984 City of God , translated...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 233–303.
Published: 01 September 2015
... On the Spirit and the Letter , in Basic Writings of Saint Augustine , edited by Oates Whitney J. , vol. 1 , 460 – 518 ( New York : Random House ). 1950 City of God , translated by Dods Marcus ( New York : Modern Library ). Bauman Edward W. 1960 The Life and Teaching...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
.../03335372-2007-012 © 2008 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 684 Poetics Today 28:4 The Lord knows and Israel shall know. Joshua 22:22 Heaven knows, I know little enough of myself; I know nothing of others. Somerset Maugham, “The Happy Man” [Achilles to the Genie]: God? Who is God...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., that if what is naturally slavish you think to be free, and what is not your own to be your own, you will be hampered, will grieve, will be in turmoil, and will blame both gods and men; while if you think only what is your own to be your own, and what is not your own to be, as it really...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (1): 61–92.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., that is, FATNESS OF HOUSE/PLEASURES OF RIVER. Our understanding of the lines from the psalm depends upon the way our knowledge of each domain is influenced by our knowledge of the other. We understand God’s house as both a heavenly residence and its physical manifestation in an earthly temple; the “pleasures...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 561–593.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and enchantment, the broad cultural transformations that are meant by such catchphrases as the flight of the gods, the death of God, or the disen- chantment of the world are of course not an exclusively lyric matter. Disen- chantment is here the English translation of the Entzauberung that Max Weber (1946...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 731–752.
Published: 01 December 2004
... transfigured into a god, filling the poet and his followers, in the midst of a deep spiritual crisis, with the ‘‘light of new prophecies’’ (2:302).The opening poem introduces him as a bringer of light and as ‘‘Lord of Turning [Herr derWende (316), who brought about a funda- mental spiritual change...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 609–625.
Published: 01 December 2004
...), is a function of the mind regarding itself ‘‘under the form of eternity (sub species aeternitatis15 Eternity is most saliently evidenced in God’s infinite love, which Spinoza (ibid.) interprets as a function of the ‘‘intellectual love of the mind towards God In other words, Spinoza sug- gests infinity...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 711–722.
Published: 01 December 2006
...: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson 1999 Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought (New York: Basic Books). Miles, Jack 1995 God: A Biography (New York: Vintage...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 459–498.
Published: 01 September 2005
... nature and culture, the Chinese based on a continuum between them. In modes of thinking, it is believed that Chinese thought is wholly monistic, Western thought thoroughly dualistic. Whereas there is a creation God in the West, who is viewed as the creator of all things, the Chinese tradition...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 June 2010
... is about a neurotic man’s murder of an old man, and at the end the crime is exposed in front of police officers: “It [the dead man’s heartbeat] grew louder—louder—louder! And still the [police]men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God!—no, no! They heard...